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Farewell from the CEO

15 Dec 2016

I feel extremely privileged, as the outgoing CEO, to have been able to make a contribution to the sustainable development and future...

Cover of AAS journal edition 2 2016

Call for papers - Australian Aboriginal Studies

13 Dec 2016

Australian Aboriginal Studies (AAS) is inviting papers for coming issues.

NTRB Legal Workshop

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

NTRB/NTSP lawyers are at the forefront of native title law, policy and practice. We aim to further NTRB knowledge of contemporary native title legal issues through a sector designed and led workshop.

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AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 2017 ’Impact, Engagement, Transformation’ will be held from Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 March 2017, at Hotel Realm, Canberra, ACT.



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Finding your family

We can help you with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history search.

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Use the collection

There are many ways to use the AIATSIS collection, and they don't all involve visiting us in Canberra.

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Work with us

Find out how you can get involved with a world-renowned research, collecting and publishing organisation.

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Research publications

Peer-reviewed books, papers, journals and other research publications.

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Native Title and land ownership

We protect the Native Title and traditional ownership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and policy advice.

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AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

The map depicts the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

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Indigenous Australian flags

The history behind the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag.

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Aboriginal Studies Press

Visit the AIATSIS publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Check out the latest releases...

"The role of AIATSIS is important because it is the major repository for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies ... to make sure not only that these things are preserved and maintained and looked after, but are available for future generations."

Professor Michael (Mick) Dodson AM, Chairperson, AIATSIS Council